4Minute earned respect for their subdued outfit choices, including wearing black ribbons on their chest as a sign of mourning and respect for the tragedy during their set earlier this month at the Pangyo Techno Valley Festival.
Meanwhile, After School-member Nana was awarded the Tony Moly K-Beauty Award for her contribution to Korean beauty, entertainment and fashion, which includes overseas modeling and fashion-related TV work.
As well, young singer and actress Han Groo and newbie boy band WINNER were recognized in the New Icons category -- appropriate for the band who chose to title their debut album, 2014 S/S, with a wink to the fashion world.
A highlight of the night came with CL and Diplo for a collaboration performance that opened with the 2NE1 leader's solo track "MTBD" and moved into the DJ's 2013 single "Revolution" featuring CL handling on vocals. The performance closed with a snippet of "Dirty Vibe," CL and Diplo's collaboration that also features Skrillex and G-Dragon. With super-producer behind her on the boards, the 23-year-old moved confidently through the bilingual showcase, proving that she's more than ready for that upcoming U.S. debut.
No K-pop star snagged the night's top honor of Style Icon of the Year like G-Dragon last year -- a first for an artist -- which instead went to actor Zo In Sung.